12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route builder

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Dallas

3
nights
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Trail Ridge Road. Head to Denver Botanic Gardens and Benson Park Sculpture Gardenfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland), Pearl Street Mall (in Boulder) and Estes Park (Aspen and Evergreen Gallery & Brownfield's). There's more to do: take a stroll through 16th Street Mall and listen to music at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary builder website .

Dallas to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Denver is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Dallas, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Estes Park, Carousel of Happiness, Trail Ridge Road, Pearl Street Mall, Benson Park Sculpture Garden
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get outdoors at Fishing Bridge General Store and Grand Prismatic Spring. Your inner history buff will appreciate Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, hike along Artist Point, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, and admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Denver to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Traveling from Denver in June, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are little chillier (66°F), and nights are colder (34°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 27th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, then don't miss a visit to Temple Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at City Creek Center.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City journey planning website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, with highs in Salt Lake City at 89°F and lows at 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Visiting Arches National Park and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, and stop by Sandstone Gallery.

Start your trip to Moab by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Moab takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, expect nights in Moab to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 95°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Turret Arch
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
River Rafting & Tubing

Similar Plans

16 days in United States BY A USER FROM ITALY September, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM ITALY September, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Wyoming BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Yellowstone National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Yellowstone National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Yellowstone National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Denver & Rapid City BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Jackson Hole, Yellowstone National Park & Boise BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans